Scholarship America Executive Team

Bob Ballard

Robert C. (Bob) Ballard

President & CEO

Bob Ballard joined Scholarship America as President & CEO in September 2015. He brings to our organization more than 30 years of higher education finance experience, most recently as Senior Vice President, Philanthropy with USA Funds.

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Lauren Segal

Lauren A. Segal

Special Advisor to the CEO

Scholarship America welcomed Lauren Segal as its President & CEO in April 2010. She announced her retirement in September 2015, and is working alongside the President through the end of the year.

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Rick Greene

Richard (Rick) Greene

Chief Financial Officer

Richard S. (Rick) Greene joined Scholarship America in June 2013. He has primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial activities of the organization.

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Mimi Daly Larson

Mimi Daly Larson, CFRE

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Mimi Daly Larson joined Scholarship America in March of 2011, bringing with her more than 15 years of experience in all areas of marketing, communications and fundraising. ...

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Max Espinoza

Max Espinoza

Senior Vice President, Education Programs and Policy

Max Espinoza joined Scholarship America in May 2013. He serves on Scholarship America's leadership team, advancing the organizational mission and acting as lead spokesperson on education issues.

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Jen Menke

Jen Menke

Vice President, Human Resources

Jen Menke joined Scholarship America in April 2014; she leads the organization's Human Resources department, helping ensure we have a high-quality and engaged workforce that is focused on driving our mission.

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Debra Behrens

Debra Behrens

Vice President, Philanthropy

Debra Behrens joined Scholarship America in July 2014. As the Vice President of Philanthropy, she works closely with donors, corporate partners and foundations to build Scholarship America’s capacity to fulfill our mission.

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The Dream Award

Dream Award Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.

2014 Annual Report

In 2014, more than 125,000 students received over $236 million in scholarship support and assistance from Scholarship America – a record-breaking year for the nation's largest provider of private scholarships.


Visit our 2014 annual report to learn more about our successes, our students and our future.

Success By Degrees

Scholarship America's blog, Success By Degrees, covers items of interest to parents, volunteers, educators and anyone interested in the big issues surrounding education, financial aid and postsecondary success. You'll find policy announcements, news releases and more, every week!

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